8.1 out of 10

Gosnells

Ranked 124th best suburb in Perth (Greater)
-32.0816998133416 115.986709282639
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Schools
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Has a bright future, upcoming suburb!"

I live at Euro Close and we love it here. Gosnells may had some reputation back then but it is only in certain areas but it is changing now and I am glad that it is not bad at all, my neighbours are good people, safe and quite place. It is just like any other suburbs good streets and some dubious ones. The Council has plans to have a major facelift to Gosnells to make it a more attractive place to live.
I am Asian and I love the fact that there are so many oriental food and groceries available near Gosnells. Thornlie square is 5 minutes drive and another minute to Spencer Village where you will find the food court serves a huge variety of Singaporean & Malaysian food. It just feels like being at home away from home. Canning Vale is very close and we do our weekly marketing at Market City.
Prices in Gosnells are still very affordable, especially for a suburb that is still close to the Perth CBD. Local trains and buses provide easy access to shops, markets, recreational parks and complexes, foothills and various other amenities. My reason to purchase a property in Gosnells is the transport, good schooling (Southern River College), medical facilities, cafes and restaurants and easy access to Albany Highway, Tonkin Highway and Roe Highway. The airport is only 20 minutes away.
I bought my 5 bedroom property for mid $400’s in 2012, 800m.sq block with a big swimming pool. Significant growth is apparent around Gosnells, Southern River and Huntingdale. The new housings are considerably costly. Perth house rents set to soar and I would suggest buy now in Gosnells while it is reasonably priced. Let’s make it a better place.
Pros
  • Convenience of Travel
  • Established Family Feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Close enough to Perth and the hills, fantastic value for money!"

My wife and I purchased our property in 2012, our 4 bedroom home sits on a 960sqm block which allows us the space to let our kids experience having a large backyard. We bought for just under 400k and have seen an increase in our properties value over the past 2 years. Shops are close by (Walking distance) and the area we live in is relatively quiet. Friendly neighbors with a mixture of cultures, the only improvement which needs to be made is more cafe's etc, I hope the council focus on more eateries/cafes to be scattered around albany hwy/fremantle rd junction. I believe this will encourage the community to get out more and provide a location for visitors to enjoy.
Pros
  • Convenience of Travel
  • Established Family Feel
  • Safe and Quiet
Cons
  • More dining restaurants perhaps
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Friendly safe place to live"

Amazing place to live, been here for 3 years. All my neighbours are friendly and down to earth it's such a great place!
Pros
  • Convenience of Travel
  • Established Family Feel
  • Safe and Quiet
Cons
  • More dining restaurants perhaps
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Old and New unite"

I have lived in the City of Gosnells for 16 years now and I would be very reluctant to leave. The rates are reasonable and the local council does a lot for the community. There is an excellent library and the village is well equiped with pretty much everything you could ask for close by. There is a small problem with crime depending on where you live but most of it is opportunistic and if you are careful you should be fine. A dog helps too! Our neighbours are friendly but unobtrusive and I feel safe in the knowledge that we all look out for each other. Public transport is great and usually within walking distance. The trains are good (but maybe not so much late at night) and it is quite easy to get to major highways like the Tonkin and Roe. I love all the parks and recreation areas that are well looked after and there are even neighbourhood walking tours. It is also a short distance drive to some fantastic bushland areas like Ellis Brook and the river reserve provides excellent walking trails. There is a lot of new development going on but it still retains its older suburb appeal. Best of all you get a heck of a lot of property for your money if buying established. I grew up north of the river but would never go back now. Gosnells is so green and charming compared to many of the northern suburbs, without the exorbitant price tag
Pros
  • Convenience of Travel
  • Established Family Feel
Cons
  • More dining restaurants perhaps
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

Have lived in Gosnells for 2 years. Never had a problem and have always enjoyed living in the area.

Affordable and great value for money!
Pros
  • Convenience of Travel
  • Established Family Feel
  • Safe and Quiet
Cons
  • More dining restaurants perhaps
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Quiet, Safe and Convenient - Very happy!"

We have lived in Gosnells since 2007 and I was extremely suprised how quiet and convenient Gosnells is. We have everything at our doorstep, friendly neighbours, convenience of the new Tonkin Highway extension only minutes away and a choice of several big-chain shopping centres only 5 minutes in each direction. Get all of this for on-average only approx. $400k.
We have children out in the streets, riding their pushbikes, walking & playing together, the way a real neighbourhood SHOULD be, which tells you exactly how safe the area is, its GREAT!
This is exactly how a real neighbourhood should be!
It is an older, established suburb with alot of long-term residents which is great. Immaculate gardens and homes in most streets by obviously house-proud owners.
We are VERY glad we chose Gosnells in 2007, its been a very happy 4 years for us, so it deserves my review and opinion. You simply wont find a better established suburb for the price.
Pros
  • Safe and Quiet
  • Convenience of Travel
  • Established Family Feel
Cons
  • More dining restaurants perhaps
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Crime on the rise"

A suburban town south of the river, about 20 - 30 mins drive from perth. Gosnells has plenty of affordable properties still available, making it apealing for first home buyers and investors. However there is also a huge rental market. I found there where some worries, the crime rate has been rising fairly rapidly. In my time living in Gosnells my neighbours had both vehicle theft and a home invasion, there where many a domestic dispute in this street with many of them being brought on the road for everyone to see, multiple home burglaries - the icing on the cake though was when someone set a car on fire outside my bedroom window. The public transport is reasonable, it is frequent and there are transit guards at the stations so they are reasonably safe. This is a good town with everything there inc shops, schools, child care etc. If you want to live somewhere peaceful though and can afford it, look elsewhere!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"good place for first home buyers"

house and land prices in the Gosnells is still reasonable and affordable.
There are lot of new houses building in the area and lot of new families moving to the Gosnells.
Not so sure about the public transport(never used).
However Gosnells have lot of nice parks and good schools.
Good place to start.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A surprise move -Seaside to the Treeside"

I recently moved to Gosnells after living most of my life in suburbs on the coast.
My family and I have been warmly welcomed by our neighbours and Wirrabirra Primary School is excellent.
Pretty much everywhere we have been so far - the many shops, restaurants and the lovely old Gosnells Hotel and Railway Markets - we have been warmly welcomed.
The many parks and beautiful leafy trees make you feel like you are in the country but another surprise was how easy it is to get to any part of Perth quickly.
Gosnells is an area full of history and diversity and friendly down to earth people.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Perfumed History"

Gosnells has a great history, with the name from John Gosnells perfume company (which still exist in UK today),
http://www.johngosnell.com and as a orange orchard area, which is now replaced by housing.

Today Gosnells has a council in a beautiful setting by the River, and a libary that feels like the reading room in a hotel. A lovely bowling green in the main street, surrounded by wonderfully tall ecaluptus trees, that are a buzz with blossoms in Jan-Feb. The council had summer concerts in the ampitheatre setting by the river as well as Carols by Candlelight, Australia day breakfasts etc. The quality of life for the retired in Amaroo Village complex second to none with a long waiting list.
Gosnells main street is a sleepy hollow, with the supermarket open all hours, and a wonderful new railway station,
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nice down to earth place"

Gosnells, or Gozzy as the locals like to call it, is an older suburb/city although parts have been revitalised in the last few years. There are lots of inexpensive houses to buy there, many with large blocks. Some of these blocks are being subdivided and sold and there are a number of new estates popping up with more likely in the future. Gozzy often gets labelled as a 'bogan' city and there are elements of that - generally people are down to earth and good fun. There are nice open spaces and beautiful wetland areas.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
AussieArtist
AussieArtist Gosnells has a great history, with the name from John Gosnells perfume company (which still exist in UK today),
http://www.johngosnell.com and as a orange orchard area, which is now replaced by housing.

Today Gosnells has a council in a beautiful setting by the River, and a libary that feels like the reading room in a hotel. A lovely bowling green in the main street, surrounded by wonderfully tall ecaluptus trees, that are a buzz with blossoms in Jan-Feb. The council had summer concerts in the ampitheatre setting by the river as well as Carols by Candlelight, Australia day breakfasts etc. The quality of life for the retired in Amaroo Village complex second to none with a long waiting list.
Gosnells main street is a sleepy hollow, with the supermarket open all hours, and a wonderful new railway station,
2yrs+
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